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Old Sardis Church #1

Near Lynn, Alabama

October 1, 1995

The thirty-seventh session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Old Sardis Church was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 30t. The morning prayer was led by Milford Watts. Travis Keeton led song on page 57. The class was organized for the day with the following officers elected: Honorary Chairman—Tom Harper; Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Steve Miles; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Travis Keeton led song on page 321. Leaders called were: Amanda Denson 40, 155; Clarence McCool 159, 569b; A. A. Malone 300, 448t; Janette Tidwell 64, 99; Ila Ingle 270, 335; Earl Ballinger 411, 530 (for Uncle Tom Harper); Doyal Williams 85, 269; Hubert Hood 454, 460; Josh Keeton 343, 189; Daniel, Amanda, and Steve Miles 385 (t? b?); Homer Miles 388, 373; Bruce Rye 204, 430.

RECESS

Steve Miles called the class back to order leading songs on 39b and 61. Leaders: Mae Conwill 89, 273; Clearcy Rutledge 37b, 42; Lola Roberson 475, 546; Rose Altha Taylor 200; Gene Wakefield 108b, 168; Clifford Wakefield 480, 495; Glenn Keeton 503, 225t, and 442 (by request from Uncle Tom Harper); Milford Watts 441, 440; Keterina Sanders 290, for Fletcher Simms, 389; Gravis Ballinger 34b.

DISMISSED FOR LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 179. Leaders called were: Elmer Conwill 183, 187; Beatrice Brewer 176b, 112; Lena Keeton 196, 100; Jane Fulford 186, 147t; Brenda Matthews 569b, 59; Steve Miles 143; Vonda Palmer 318, 45t; Beth Mobley 31t, 159; Fayrene Frederick 317, 323b; Josie Hyde 384, 434; Joyce Hubbard 371, 328; Cecil Wakefield 268, 339; Betty Baccus 134, 145b; Clara Stults 274t, 288; Roxie Keeton 340; John Hyde 124, 297; Uncle Tom Harper 436, 500, and 294 with his daughter and grandchildren, Ila, Dwight, Gary, David, and Carol; Cecil Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Gene Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, and Betty Baccus (brothers and sisters) 333. Travis Keeton and Steve Miles led song on page 48t for the closing song. The closing prayer was led by Marvin Farris.

Honorary Chairman—Tom Harper; Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.